This site will be updated in 2022 for the June primary election.

What are ballot proposals?

There are five proposals on the ballot this fall regarding proposed changes to the New York State Constitution.

Voters will vote “Yes” or “No” on each of these proposals. If a majority of New Yorkers vote “Yes,” then these changes will go into effect.

Why are they on the ballot?

These proposed amendments are on the ballot because they have been passed by the State Legislature (State Senate and State Assembly) in two consecutive terms. Now it is up to New York voters to decide whether or not to accept them.

You can find in this Voter Guide the official text that will appear on the ballot, summaries of each proposal, and descriptions of what will change if they pass. To help voters see arguments on both sides of every issue, we collected pro and con statements on each proposal from NYC Voters and civic organizations.

Proposals at a glance

Question 1: The Redistricting Process

This proposal would reform the redistricting process that determines representation across the state.

Proposal Details

Question 2: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment

This proposal would provide the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment to all New Yorkers.

Proposal Details

Question 3: Same-Day Voter Registration

This proposal would allow the State Legislature to pass new laws that give New Yorkers more time to register to vote.

Proposal Details

Question 4: No-Excuse Absentee Voting

This proposal would allow the State Legislature to pass new laws that give more New Yorkers the option to vote by mail without providing an excuse.

Proposal Details

Question 5: Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court

This proposal would allow NYC Civil Courts to hear and decide claims up to $50,000 instead of $25,000.

Proposal Details

About the Voter Guide

This Voter Guide is produced by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to help city voters make informed choices at the polls. The CFB creates an online Guide for every city election. This Guide lists all the candidates who were expected to be on the ballot at the time of publication.

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Key Dates

  • Deadline to Change Party Affiliation

    Mon, February 14, 2022
  • Voter Registration Deadline

    Fri, June 3, 2022
  • Early Voting

    Sat, June 18, 2022 - Sun, June 26, 2022
  • Primary Election Day

    Tue, June 28, 2022